The 325 girls who attend Madeira usually enroll in the ninth or tenth grade year. We intentionally keep the ninth grade class small so that we can take 15–20 new tenth graders every year.
We usually admit between 68 and 75 new ninth graders.
Girls at Madeira will tell you things like: “I didn’t enroll because it’s all girls, but now that I’m here I can see the benefits.” Or, “I had no idea you could have such an active social life at an all-girls school,” or, “It is so nice to be in a community where every leadership position, every star athlete, every star in the play is a girl. Our alumnae say things like, “I made the closest friends of my life at Madeira, and remain in touch with them to this day.” But don’t stop at what you read here. Reach out to friends, neighbors, relatives who have attended all-girls schools – they are everywhere!